DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 385

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 385 - Denim cuffs, tin can washboard, instant pallet sofa, cow stanchion garden fence, plus! Features and a junk link party at

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 385

Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific

Hey! I’m back! Kinda.

Why I stayed Longer.

I’m positively with no doubt in my mind having the weirdest summer of my life. 50% of me wants to sprint off, and the rest wants me to put down some new summertime roots and spiff this place up with some new enhancements the house needs. Can you relate?

Maybe I should book a fall vacation so my anguish comes to a final halt… 

I think old habits are just squawking at me. Being gone so many summers in a row is telling my mind I should not be home. Facebook reminders do not help do they?!

Time will tell what transpires I suppose. So for the short term, I’ll be putzing around making stuff and landing new finds on the curb, like the giant chalkboard yesterday… it filled up the back of my truck! Are you following me on Instagram HERE? Be sure to watch for the live stories from your phone that are only up for 24 hours. I use it frequently and shared the chalkboard find.

I’ve also been busy selling down some large items loosening up even more room. I’m still on a vengeance to claim every inch of my space!

I also have some new improved patio ideas I’d like to implement, thanks to my little getaway location. I’ll be sharing all that soon as I gather up all the right pieces.

I also will be sharing my adventures of my little getaway soon. I just wasn’t ready to land on both feet once home quite yet. The holiday hiatus hit so I listened.

Sheesh… talk about therapy 101. Speaking of… I also chatted about How to live life after a crisis… hope it reaches those that need it!

Wow. It felt good to ramble again! Nothing like a preplanned event to get you back into the swing of things. Nice chattin’ with you!

So! As you know there was no party last weekend, so this party should be double the fun, right?!

Here’s what you brought to the party 2 weeks ago

DIY tin can vintage styled washboard by A Crafty Mix, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

DIY tin can vintage styled washboard by A Crafty Mix

If you love the look of a vintage washboard but don’t want to pay the price or can’t land one, here’s how to make one. From scratch. Using a tin can. I kid you not. Genius!

Dairy Farm Stanchion Junk Garden Decor by Organized Clutter, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Dairy Farm Stanchion Junk Garden Decor by Organized Clutter

Someone asked if I wanted a cow stanchion not long ago, which I turned down. And then Carlene goes and makes it a part of her garden fence! SUPER cool placement!
Wood crate styled centrepiece vases, by Scavenger Chic, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Wood crate styled centrepiece vases, by Scavenger Chic

This reclaimed wood vase showcases some clever wedding themed secrets, however I’d like a few for every day of the year, thankyouverymuch!

A crib, pallet and kitchen cabinet bench, by Scavenger Chic, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

A crib, pallet and kitchen cabinet bench, by Scavenger Chic

I KNOW you are eyeing up this piece as diligently as I did thanks to that description. Hard to imagine isn’t it? Super inspiring tutorial and over the top cool outcome!

Easy stacked outdoor pallet sofa by The Boondocks Blog, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Easy stacked outdoor pallet sofa by The Boondocks Blog

Because outdoor furniture does NOT have to be expensive nor difficult to make. I like the way you think, Mary!

Berry basket bookends by Sadie Seasongoods, featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Berry basket bookends by Sadie Seasongoods

Non rotting summertime strawberries. To organize your summer reads perhaps? So stinkin’ cute AND clever!

Denim Belt Loop Cuffs by Vintage with Laces, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Denim Belt Loop Cuffs by Vintage with Laces

Why did I give away my old jeans to the thrift again?! These cuffs are AMAZING.

And a few other clever ideas…

If you find a little bench, garden it up with this simple idea! A message is everything.

THIS patio space inspired me, because it has a place for everything. And I mean everything! I mean, where would you even sit first?

Got wine crates or even scrap boards? No reason you can’t break them up and make a bazillion of these instead in an afternoon! So beachy!

What did you make this past week? Link up below!

Party Highlights on Pinterest from Party Junk.53 PM

~ Blah blah linkup rules ~

1. UpcycledDIY home decor projects only please. Items for sale must be in tutorial form on your blog. NO FOOD NOR NEW CRAFTS please.

2. Linkups must be your own work, not another’s.

3. Only projects new to this link party please. The themed linkup (if applicable) is an exception.

4. By linking up here, you’re cool with me featuring you on my blog,  Pinterest, Twitter, FJI Facebook with a link back to you, or its own new LINK WIDGET with no additional permission required.

5. No need to link back! Pinning the first image instead would be very appreciated. Thank you! 🙂

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18 thoughts on “DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 385

  1. Thanks Donna for your 385th DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Looking forward to reading your holiday post – took a peek on Instagram.

  2. Donna it is an honor to be included among all these super talented ladies. I want to thank you for the party every week and thanks for the feature as well. I have to say I really like that phrase… reclaiming my space. This is something I need to work on too.

    • Oh my goodness Mary… every thing that I push out this door, that room is configured nearly immediately. I can now see why some rooms were at a complete stand still. There was simply no room to implement the things I actually needed! This place is becoming like a new to me house! Just do it I say…

      And so nice of you to stop by again! That pallet sofa has my heart…

  3. Restless feelings come when big changes are about to happen. Stay as happy as you can be to let in the good that is coming. Follow your heart and manage your head. Don’t let the shoulds boss you around or lower your feelings with guilt. You are terrific just as you are. You rock!

  4. Thanks for hosting, Donna! Glad you got a little respite, but probably not like months in Hawaii! Times of change in our lives sure throw us off, don’t they? Just keep creating…you were meant for it!

    • Thanks for the boost, Lora! No, it’s not like Hawaii and I’m finding it hard to adjust to settling for home this summer. LOL I think I need to plan a few things so I have a little extra kick in my step! While junking and creating of course. : )

  5. Welcome back Donna and thank you once again for a lovely link up party and for featuring our little tin can washboard. May your creative wings take you where ever you need to be. Hope you have a happy week

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